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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Magnetic material attracts attention for cancer therapy
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of […]

Network science tools show that spices in Indian cuisine make meals much less likely to have common flavored ingredients
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology has found that unlike […]

A new way to control information by mixing light and sound
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm

For once, slower is better in a new piece of technology. […]

3-D imaging reveals hidden forces behind clogs, jams, avalanches, earthquakes
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Pick up a handful of sand, and it flows through your fingers like a liquid. But when you walk on […]